# How do you factor #(x+2)^2 -5(x+2)#?

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See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, rewrite the term on the left as:

Next, factor out a common term of

#### Explanation:

First we expand the

Next we just multiply it out which will give us

Now that we know

We can do the other part which is

Which is

Now we know

Now we can write the problem out expanded

NOTICE THE NEGATIVE SIGN IN FRONT OF THE PARENTHESES.

We have to distribute this negative to all terms in the parentheses.

Which gives us

Now we just combine like terms

Now we need 2 numbers that multiply to

These numbers are

Notice

And

So we then get